The following notes of note are snippets that were taken at live practices, practice tape and game tape. Ourlads NFL Scouting Services studied over 600 players from seven college all-star games. The East-West Shrine Game: Tim Benford (Tennessee Tech) – 5113, 199. Is a sure handed receiver with very good speed. He plucks the ball out away from his body. Despite his good hands he needs work on ball security. A developmental guy who must elevate his whole game to make a roster, but has the tools to do it. LaRon Byrd (Miami) – 6035, 224. Is a big and strong West Coast type receiver who majors in slant patterns. He had much to prove during the week catching only 11 passes at Miami in 2011. BJ Cunningham (Michigan State) – 6013, 209. Is a physical receiver who had a strong week of practice and snatched the ball in his hands away from his body. His small hands (8 ¼”) are a concern. Kevin Hardy (Citadel) – 5111, 183. Was basically a blocker in a run-oriented offense. Inconsistent catching the ball and running routes. A developmental receiver.
AJ Jenkins (Illinois) – 6002, 192. Displayed rare quickness in and out of his breaks. Demonstrated good leaping ability during the week. Wasn’t afraid to lay out for the ball. Lance Lewis (East Carolina) – 6006, 209, long arms 33” and big hands 10”. Possesses an above average set of hands. Had strong Wednesday and Thursday practices running routes and snatching the ball. Has the talent to make a Sunday roster. Thomas Mayo (California-PA) – 6012, 207. Has inconsistent hands and question his focus and concentration. Athletic and smooth in his movements. Greg Childs (Arkansas) – 6031, 215, arms 33 ½”, hands 10 1/8”. Has been hampered for two years by a torn patella tendon. Possession receiver who lacks burst after catch. Good downfield effort to block. Darius Hanks (Alabama) – 5116, 182. Is a good route runner who doesn’t shy away from blocking. Snatches the ball in his hands. Returns kickoffs. Adjusts well to off target passes. Junior Hemingway (Michigan) – 6007, 228. Did not play in the game due to a hamstring injury suffered during the week. Strong but inconsistent hands. Eyes don’t always follow ball. Will reach and extend for the pass.
Dale Moss (South Dakota State) – 6033, 220, long arms 33 1/8”, big hands 10 1/8”. A developmental receiver with only one year of college football under his belt. Impressive on the basketball floor as a rebounder and shot blocker. Improved during the week. Caught two passes during the game, including a low ball catch over the middle. Tyler Shoemaker (Boise State) – 6013, 214. Was Kellen Moore’s go-to receiver in 2011. Possession type receiver who may help on coverage teams. Good concentration in a crowd. Jarius Wright (Arkansas) – 5095, 176. A small, quick receiver who can separate from a defensive back with double moves. Led the SEC in catches in 2011. Explosive and dangerous in the open field. Has good hands, but will body catch at times. Devon Wylie (Fresno State) – 5091, 186. Is a make you miss type slot receiver and punt returner. Poor man’s Wes Welker. Quickly gets up the field after catch. Danny Coale (Virginia Tech). Backed out of the Shrine Game due to a pulled intercostal muscle near his rib a week prior to the start of practice.